Sat, Mar 30, 2013

John Hawkins | March 30, 2013

Hollywood, the mainstream media and the public school system are all almost entirely controlled by people and groups friendly to the Democrat Party. Yet and still, even with that almost overwhelming advantage, Democrats can't do any better than a rough parity with the Republicans.

David Stokes | March 30, 2013

In January of 2009, there was a furor over President-Elect Barack Obama’s selection of California mega-church pastor Rick Warren to pray at his first inauguration. Four years later, another mega-church pastor, Louie Giglio from Atlanta, was awkwardly uninvited to pray at Mr. Obama’s second inaugural.

John C. Goodman | March 30, 2013

Over the next 10 years health reform will impose upon us about $1 trillion in new taxes and it will take another $716 billion out of Medicare, imperiling access to care for the elderly and the disabled according to Medicare's Office of the Actuaries.

John Ransom | March 30, 2013

The customer segregated accounts at MF Golbal were supposedly off limits in the same way I’m not entitled to spend money in your checking account. But MF Global took the money anyway. Sound like Cyprus? Yeah. I thought so too. Like Cyprus, no one is going to jail.

David Sterman | March 30, 2013

Slowing economic activity in these regions won't likely drag the U.S. economy into recession. But it could lead to slower-than-expected growth, creating a vast disconnect between stock valuations and corporate profit growth.

Tad DeHaven | March 30, 2013

The President on Tuesday signed the continuing resolution that funds the government through September and (gasp) keeps the sequester cuts intact. Now that it appears sequestration isn't going away (and yet the earth continues to spin merrily on its axis), the focus should be on how this small step might be extended.

Trey Kovacs | March 30, 2013

In this era of sequestration, why is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awarding millions in grants to an organization under Congressional investigation?

Night Watch | March 30, 2013

There is less here than is apparent because North Korea has had a rocket and missile firing plan for years. The statement simply restates the normal command procedure: fire when ordered.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 30, 2013

Michael Schaus talked with Kyle Peters, from Twisted Wire Tactical, about “Moderate” Governors putting people out of work. Michael also goes over the three major reasons to be bearish on the economy. . . And Ezra Klein is STILL an idiot. We cover that too.

Steve Deace | March 30, 2013

It’s been described as an autopsy, and given much of what’s in it, truer words were never spoken.

Bob Beauprez | March 30, 2013

"It's so easy it's ridiculous," the tax preparer whistleblower who exposed the fraud admits. Names are simply listed on the IRS form. "The more you put on there, the more you get back." No questions asked…the check's in the mail.

Bill Tatro | March 30, 2013

Considering the successful overthrow of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, only to be replaced by the Muslim Brotherhood (how’s that workin’ out for ya, Hillary?), I’m a wee bit concerned when U.S. officials report “fears that the fall of (Syrian) President Bashar al-Assad would enable Al-Qaeda to flourish in Syria.”

Fri, Mar 29, 2013

Rich Galen | March 29, 2013

Among the many very nice comments I got for Wednesday's MULLINGS (Our Talking Points Society) was a reader who asked (in essence) "If Fox News Channel is so far ahead of MSNBC and CNN why did the GOP lose the Presidential election last Fall?"

Todd Starnes | March 29, 2013

A group of nearly two dozen Republican lawmakers is threatening to pull state funding from an Iowa community college unless they defund an anti-bullying program that the lawmakers say bullies Christians and conservatives.

Mark Davis | March 29, 2013

In one stunning moment Tuesday from the Supreme Court bench, we saw a very smart man say something of such profound stupidity that it should shake our very faith in some of the people who wear our loftiest judicial robes.

Jonah Goldberg | March 29, 2013

Is the Iraq war to blame for the mess we are in?

David Limbaugh | March 29, 2013

With Easter approaching and the Astroturf groundswell for same-sex marriage at its apex, I thought I'd put in a plug for the Bible, whose integrity and timeless principles are under increasing assault in our culture.

Mona Charen | March 29, 2013

Same-sex marriage is probably inevitable in America whatever the Supreme Court decides. That's because the public is clearly leaning that way.

Suzanne Fields | March 29, 2013

The digital age continues to confuse and confound a generation of adults who have learned to participate in it, but lack the ability for what Ethel Merman as Annie Oakley called "doin' what comes naturally."

Julie Borowski | March 29, 2013

The Republican Party desperately needs to attract young people if it wants to survive. Yet, the recently released Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project report signals that the party doesn’t understand how to reach young voters.

John Ransom | March 29, 2013

The Obama administration seems to be scratching its collective talking-head about higher insurance costs associated with Obamacare. Health Czarista Lady Sebelius finally admitted what those of us who bitterly cling to math have known all along: Yes, Obamacare will raise costs, not lower them

Donald Lambro | March 29, 2013

Barack Obama's failed job policies are facing bitter criticism from African-American leaders who say black unemployment has grown worse under his presidency.

Ed Feulner | March 29, 2013

Three years old, eh? Well, with any luck, you’ll leave here with a clean bill of … uh-oh. I can see one problem already. Have you seen these tax hikes?

Kyle Olson | March 29, 2013

There she goes again. Karen Lewis just can’t help herself.

Night Watch | March 29, 2013

Severing communications links is a pre-attack indicator, but it is non-specific as to timing. The English language broadcast of the statement indicates that communications might be restored, but not before arms are used on the US and South Korea.

Bob Beauprez | March 29, 2013

They passed it, and sure enough, we're finding out what's in it. And, the news isn't getting any better for ObamaCare.

Fritz Pfister | March 29, 2013

All the great news about rising home prices creating a wealth effect is an overstatement, because consumer debt remains double that of 2001.

Bill Tatro | March 29, 2013

I’m reminded of what the legendary Will Rogers said during our 1920s adventure in Nicaragua: “Here is the humanitarian nation of the world fixing so more people can get shot.”

George Jarkesy | March 29, 2013

Uncle Sam, as you may well know, is in the money printing business, QE 1-4 and then probably more, at least until after the 2014 election.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 29, 2013

March 28, 2013: If Keynes was right, why aren’t we seeing much prosperity? John Ransom talks about what it takes to survive the Obama-economy. He also spoke with Jenny Beth Martin, from the Tea Party Patriots, about how politics have changed since 2008.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | March 29, 2013

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in two gay marriage cases: Hollingsworth v. Perry, which will decide the fate of California’s Proposition 8; and United States v. Windsor, which will decide the fate of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed in 1996 by President Clinton.

Marita Noon | March 29, 2013

News flash: Canada is developing their abundant oil sands and the crude oil is already being shipped to the United States—albeit in a more costly and less safe mode.

Michael Schaus | March 29, 2013

For being a party that supported the KKK, segregation, abortion, and confiscation of personal property, the Democrats in this country act awfully righteous.

Michelle Malkin | March 29, 2013

Bleeding-heart liberal Robert Redford is already the subject of early Oscar buzz. His much-hyped new film glamorizing the lives of Weather Underground domestic terrorists, "The Company You Keep," will be released in the U.S. next week.

Brent Bozell | March 29, 2013

Liberals who demand church-state separation would pitch a fit if a public school decided to perform a play that reverently told stories of the Old Testament, whether it was the story of creation, the story of Noah, or Moses or Joseph and his brothers.

Oliver North | March 29, 2013

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the commanding general of the 1st Marine Division distributed a one-page "Message to All Hands." It was a succinct warning to those going into battle about what to expect from the enemy and his expectations for them.

Pat Buchanan | March 29, 2013

"Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."

Linda Chavez | March 29, 2013

The arguments on gay marriage before the Supreme Court this week pose the most momentous questions the court has faced in the past 50 years -- and perhaps in its history. At stake is the definition of an institution that has been the bedrock of civilization from time immemorial.

Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Diana West | March 28, 2013

Talk is cheap, Gen. Petraeus. You may not agree. After all, your Washington, D.C., super lawyer, Bob Barnett, charges you something like $900 an hour for a kind of talk best described as reputation reconfiguration or image management, and that's not cheap.

Caleb Dalton | March 28, 2013

As a Texan, I grew up hearing about the legend of a fellow attorney, William Travis, who, when surrounded in the Alamo by Santa Anna’s army, drew his sword, traced a line in the sand, and invited all who were ready to give the ultimate price for their cause to step across the line. Of 183 men with him, all but one crossed the line.

Larry Kudlow | March 28, 2013

Real GDP was a miniscule 0.4 percent at an annual rate for last year’s fourth quarter, up from an earlier estimate of 0.1 percent. Perhaps more to the point, the year-on-year GDP change is only 1.7 percent, less than the 2 percent average growth of the Obama recovery, which is still the weakest in modern times going back to 1947.

David Harsanyi | March 28, 2013

Conventional wisdom says that Republicans need a major attitude adjustment on cultural and social views in both substance and tone. That may very well be true.

Cliff May | March 28, 2013

Meeting with King Abdullah II in Jordan last Friday, President Obama was gracious enough to mention the monarch’s great-grandfather, King Abdullah I, who “gave his life in the name of peace.” To Western ears, that sounded like a tribute. To Arab and Muslim ears, it may have sounded like a warning.

Scottie Hughes | March 28, 2013

I, like many Christians, watched in disbelief this past September at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina as the delegates not only voted once, but three times, to deny the reinstatement of God into their platform.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 28, 2013

Bring up Iraq -- and expect to end up in an argument. Conservatives are no different from liberals in rehashing the unpopular war, which has become a sort of whipping boy for all our subsequent problems.

Michael Barone | March 28, 2013

Are Republicans no longer the party more inclined to military interventions and an assertive foreign policy?

Larry Elder | March 28, 2013

Gun control advocate comedian/actor Jim Carrey becomes the latest Hollywood leftie to trash legendary actor and former NRA head Charlton Heston.

Michael Reagan | March 28, 2013

You can’t win the fight if you don’t put on the gloves. A punch-drunk, old heavyweight boxer knows that’s a truism, but not the churches of America.

Cal Thomas | March 28, 2013

History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of standing by their principles. In its most extreme manifestation, public opinion might well become mob rule when vigilantes take the law into their own hands.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 28, 2013

Just last week, I was commiserating with other moms of middle-school teenage girls about the lack of appealing clothing available to teenage girls and the appalling state of girl teenage fashion today.

Debra J. Saunders | March 28, 2013

Marriage returned to the two-parent union of a 1950s sitcom on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the legal challenge to Proposition 8, the California-voter-approved measure that banned same-sex marriage in 2008.

John Ransom | March 28, 2013

Obama, John McCain and others- like Paul Krugman- who head up the Bad Idea Brigade, will likely import Cypriot banking methods to the US very soon. The risky politicians and their Liberal Conscience, would love for you to think the crisis is about the evil banks, the shady depositors, their greed and lust for money.

Matt Towery | March 28, 2013

Mention his name to most Washington, D.C., insiders and plenty of his GOP colleagues, and you will hear everything from "frustrating" to "crazy." But Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky might be just conventionally unconventional enough to stun his party and the nation in 2016.

Steve Chapman | March 28, 2013

The New Yorker magazine once had a cartoon showing a storefront office with the company name on the window: "None of Your Damn Business Inc." If it were publicly traded, the corporation's stock would be down this morning.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 28, 2013

The American left cares so much for humanity that it even expends copious draughts of compassion toward us, toward you and me, toward suave, degage conservatives. The left's members really fret over how elements of the "extreme right" are undermining the Republican Party, consigning it to oblivion.

Kyle Olson | March 28, 2013

Why is our government education system so dysfunctional? Perhaps because parents often don’t get the truth and administrators and teachers are constantly fighting each other.

Crystal Wright | March 28, 2013

The mere words same sex marriage connote it’s not a “marriage” by use of the term but rather an aberration of a societal norm a small group are determined to force onto the majority. Only 3% of Americans are gay.

Paul Kengor | March 28, 2013

Bill and Hillary Clinton have endorsed gay marriage, completely reversing their support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

Jerry Newcombe | March 28, 2013

By now, it seems most everyone has heard about an inane assignment that boggles the mind. Earlier this month a professor at FAU, Florida Atlantic University (the Davie campus, near Ft. Lauderdale), had his students participate in a bizarre exercise.

Night Watch | March 28, 2013

The actual action is the increase of combat readiness to level one, which is normally called Full Combat Readiness, for artillery, rocket and missile units. It is the highest readiness level and provides the North with the capability to fire within minutes of receiving firing orders.

George Friedman | March 28, 2013

The European Union has now made it official policy, under certain circumstances, to encourage member states to seize depositors' assets to pay for the stabilization of financial institutions.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 28, 2013

At three years old, Obamacare is as bad as ever. John discusses the implementation of the law with Nicole Kaeding from Americans For Prosperity. John also explains why Cyprus will not fade from the news cycle anytime soon.

Krista Kafer | March 28, 2013

The art of persuasion is a bit like billiards; finesse beats force. It’s easy to imagine the opposite is true. I’ll admit I’ve daydreamed about delivering a hard-hitting speech packed with statistics and elegant phases to family members or friends who immediately cast aside their long held beliefs convinced that my position is the one right path.

Catherine Glenn Foster | March 28, 2013

Planned Parenthood is as secretive as it is deadly. In other words, it not only ends the lives of hundreds of thousands of unborn children each year but also conceals records revealing pertinent aspects of its operation costs, important details regarding “policies and services available to minors,” and it provides different numbers on salary information based on whether it is filling out state or federal paperwork.

Crista Huff | March 28, 2013

Welcome to John Ransom’s Stocks In The News, Where the Headline Meets the Trendline.

Jerry Bowyer | March 28, 2013

I don’t give stock tips, but I did explain what my research had found: that one of the most important things to look at when one is compiling a portfolio is the country in which a company is domiciled.

Daniel Pipes | March 28, 2013

One key shift in U.S. policy was overlooked in the barrage of news about Barack Obama's eventful fifty-hour visit to Israel last week. That would be the demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish state, called by Hamas leader Salah Bardawil "the most dangerous statement by an American president regarding the Palestinian issue."

Ben Shapiro | March 28, 2013

The farce that is the Supreme Court of the United States has now taken up a new cause: same-sex marriage. To push that cause, the anti-Constitutional members of the Supreme Court prepared to declare that the federal government cannot define marriage for the purpose of federal benefits under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Wed, Mar 27, 2013

Ann Coulter | March 27, 2013

The New York Times caused a sensation with its kazillion-word, March 17 article by Michael Luo on the failures of state courts to get guns out of the hands of men in domestic violence situations.

Todd Starnes | March 27, 2013

A coalition of Eagle Scouts, Scoutmasters, and parents have launched a new organization vowing to keep sex and politics out of the Boy Scouts of America.

Michelle McCormick | March 27, 2013

Dear Ms. Hughes: On March 25, 2013, you wrote an opinion piece in Townhall entitled: “An Open Letter to Sarah Palin,” indicating your disappointment with Governor Palin for “quickly [leaving] the building without even a second glance,” at the conclusion of her remarks at CPAC.

Tony Katz | March 27, 2013

On the network of hysterical opinion known as MSNBC, Morning Joe guest and contributor Mike Barnicle claimed that there was a "level of anti-semitism" aimed at New York Nanny Michael Bloomberg and his $12 million campaign to push gun control. It's not anti-semitism. And those who think it is, as my grandmother would say, are mind-numbingly ignorant schumucks.

Marybeth Hicks | March 27, 2013

In this week’s email, a question comes from parents who don’t want their fourth grader to take the school district’s sex ed class.

Rich Galen | March 27, 2013

An essay in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday pointed out that as the oral arguments on same-sex marriage proceeded in the Supreme Court the use of the term "unfollow" jumped to ten times its normal frequency.

Thomas Sowell | March 27, 2013

Many ideas presented as "new" are just rehashes of old ideas that have been tried before -- and have failed before. So it is no surprise that the recent "Growth and Opportunity Project" report to the Republican National Committee is a classic example of what previous generations called "Me too" Republicanism.

Michelle Malkin | March 27, 2013

American politicians in both parties are stampeding all over themselves to pander to Mexico and adopt mass illegal alien amnesty schemes. But while the Mexican government lobbies for more "humane" treatment of illegal border crossers from their country into ours, Mexico remains notoriously restrictionist toward "undesirable" foreigners who break their laws or threaten their security.

John Stossel | March 27, 2013

The Senate did something this past weekend it hasn't done in four years: passed a budget. The law requires the Senate to pass a budget, but Congress often ignores its own laws. For most of Barack Obama's presidency, a series of continuing resolutions kept the money -- your money -- flowing.

Walter E. Williams | March 27, 2013

Are women equal to men? Are Jews equal to gentiles? Are blacks equal to Italians, Irish, Polish and other white people? The answer is probably a big fat no, and the pretense or assumption that we are equal -- or should be equal -- is foolhardy and creates mischief. Let's look at it.

Brent Bozell | March 27, 2013

The liberal media know an abortion outrage when they hear it. Sadly, they only seem to hear them from the mouths of Republican candidates, and it only takes a statement to outrage the press. Can't they find a single abortion outrage inside an abortion clinic? Such is their radicalism that nothing, absolutely nothing regarding this gruesome procedure raises their eyebrows, never mind their ire.

Jonah Goldberg | March 27, 2013

There once was a popular sitcom called "Murphy Brown." The title character, played by Candice Bergen, was a news anchor. The show had its moments, but it was also insufferably pleased with itself and its liberalism.

Bob Barr | March 27, 2013

Earlier this month, Forbes columnist and respected conservative commentator Ralph Benko penned an article calling for a “national conversation” following the Department of Homeland Security’s purchase of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.

Ken Blackwell | March 27, 2013

President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination.

Michael Medved | March 27, 2013

On talk radio, in internet commentary and at right wing conferences, worried analysts and activists obsess over the dire electoral consequence of "three million missing Republicans" who doomed conservative chances in 2012.

Terry Jeffrey | March 27, 2013

The old adage that one lie leads to another is never more apparent than when modern American public officials deal with issues arising from sexual immorality.

John Ransom | March 27, 2013

There’s a growing sense of alienation between Wall Street and Main Street. Much of the alienation has to do with the lack of the right type of oversight on money and markets. That lack of confidence, which is largely political in nature, cheapens the stock market.

Austin Bay | March 27, 2013

Shared concern with Syria's deterioration and potential fragmentation has spawned two promising diplomatic turnabouts: a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey and the prospect of peacefully ending Turkey's war with Kurdish separatists.

Paul Greenberg | March 27, 2013

Occasionally there is an opinion piece in the papers so clear in its analysis of a problem, so convincing in its argumentation, and so authoritative in its judgment that, on finishing it, a reader is tempted to just stand up and cheer.

Donald Lambro | March 27, 2013

The budget deficit will be nearly $1 trillion this year, our debt is headed toward $17 trillion, Congress's approval polls are at 13 percent, and our lawmakers are on a two-week Spring Break.

Kyle Olson | March 27, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is suddenly obsessed with stamping out all signs of its “white privilege” campaign.

Jacob Sullum | March 27, 2013

The first time David Floyd was stopped and frisked, on a Friday afternoon in April 2007, he was walking down Beach Avenue a few doors from his house in the Bronx when two police officers confronted him, demanding to know who he was, where he was going, what he was doing and whether he was carrying any weapons. Floyd, at the time a freelance film editor and now a medical student, presented his driver's license and explained that he was walking home

Ransom Notes Radio | March 27, 2013

John Ransom spoke with Andrew Smith about how Government is killing manufacturing. (Actually. . . Why stop there?)

Night Watch | March 27, 2013

The country is engaged in nation-wide military training, which partially explains Kim's and the media's focus on the army.

Ralph Benko | March 27, 2013

The breakout headliner issue in 1978 was “Tax Revolt.” A Time Magazine cover showed Howard Jarvis shaking his fist under that headline. Proposition 13 time. Then? The Tax Revolt went, as we would now say, viral. Citizen discontent — and political activism — against high tax rates turned into a national, and then international, phenomenon.

Ken Connor | March 27, 2013

There was a time when America was united by a shared sense of national pride and cultural identity. Regardless of what side of the political spectrum one fell on, there was a general sense of pride in being an American and a respect for our foundational institutions.

Bill Tatro | March 27, 2013

What if some government somewhere stated they didn’t like the oppressive policies of Barack Hussein Obama — the intolerable food stamp situation, the unemployment, the million dollar birthdays, in other words, they demand we change our way of life to theirs?

Tue, Mar 26, 2013

Todd Starnes | March 26, 2013

Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them ‘Easter Eggs’ have the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity.

Robert Knight | March 26, 2013

Over the past few weeks, the War on Marriage has turned into a Blitzkrieg.

Rachel Marsden | March 26, 2013

The Internet went crazy last week over what was described in hyperventilating tweets as NATO's plan to kill hackers. "NATO-Commissioned Report Says Killing Hackers Is Basically OK," blared one tech blog headline, nicely reinforcing the paranoia.

Tom Borelli | March 26, 2013

President Obama has made it clear, both in word and action, that climate-change regulation is a top priority for his second term. Putting aside the legitimate questions about the science behind climate-change alarmism, the nomination of Gina McCarthy as EPA administrator is just the latest sign that the president is determined to push a market-subverting, economy-handcuffing energy agenda on the American people.

Armstrong Williams | March 26, 2013

Obesity and unhealthy living are as much a problem in this country as government over-regulation. Lately, we’ve seen several prominent politicians weigh in (no pun intended) on this topic.

Hugh Hewitt | March 26, 2013

Of all the many awful features of the Affordable Care Act --"Obamacare"-- the medical device tax ("MDT") is the most obviously ruinous of a particular sector of the economy.

John Hawkins | March 26, 2013

Conservatives are the racists? Here are 25 examples proving that wrong.

Thomas Sowell | March 26, 2013

The decision of the government in Cyprus to simply take money out of people's bank accounts there sent shock waves around the world. People far removed from that small island nation had to wonder: "Can this happen here?"

Rick Santorum | March 26, 2013

As if the stubbornly high unemployment rate and rising costs of gasoline and food weren't enough, March 23 marked the third anniversary of another direct assault on America's working families.

Chuck Norris | March 26, 2013

It's Holy Week, but what's not so holy is the assault on religious liberty in the U.S.

Todd Starnes | March 26, 2013

Florida Atlantic University has issued a formal apology to a student that was facing academic charges after he complained about a professor who ordered the class to write the name “Jesus” and then stomp on the pieces of paper.

Mike Adams | March 26, 2013

Dr. Jennifer Morse recently gave a perfectly civil and thoroughly Christian talk to a group of Catholic college students in Iowa. In a speech deeply rooted in compassion, she urged students to reach out to same-sex attracted classmates and offer them friendship. She thought they could benefit from chaste friendships, and that they would not necessarily get much of that type of support from others on campus.

David Limbaugh | March 26, 2013

A couple of recent news items illustrate the close-mindedness, aggressiveness and oppressiveness of modern liberalism's thought police.

Mona Charen | March 26, 2013

This week, together with about 13 million Jews worldwide (yes, that's all there are), our family will celebrate the Feast of Passover -- perhaps the oldest continuously celebrated religious holiday in the world.

Cal Thomas | March 26, 2013

Last week, politicians who helped craft the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated in self-congratulatory style the third anniversary of that monstrosity which will soon extinguish health care as we've known it.

Dennis Prager | March 26, 2013

Apologizing for "giving offense" has nothing to do with condemning the act. Not to mention that kicking Rotela out of the class belied the university's claim of open discourse.

Pat Buchanan | March 26, 2013

The Republican National Committee has produced an "autopsy" on what went wrong in 2012, when the party failed to win the White House and lost seats in Congress.

Debra J. Saunders | March 26, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., believes that Congress is "about 10 years behind the public." So Paul said on "Fox News Sunday" as he argued against incarcerating marijuana users.

John Ransom | March 26, 2013

Cyprus will get its bailout money and the EU will get a bank levy up to 100 percent of deposits from the country’s largest banks. Accounts in excess of 100,000 euros in the Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Popular Bank will fund the bailout. The levy will avoid taxing Cypriots, but will fall mostly on rich, Russian depositors.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 26, 2013

Last year, the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut put the issue of gun control back at the forefront of public debate in America. Predictably, most celebrities voiced their support of stricter gun control laws as a response to the tragedy.

Paul Greenberg | March 26, 2013

Today's financial crisis in Europe may yet be papered over, just as the collapse of Creditanstalt was decades ago. But where will the next crack in the facade appear?

Phyllis Schlafly | March 26, 2013

A claque of liberals and media bigwigs are calling RNC Chairman Reince Priebus's 97-page political opus an "autopsy," which the dictionary defines as the dissection of a body after death. Some people are hoping the Republican Party is dead, but the grassroots are raring to rise up and fight.

Bill Murchison | March 26, 2013

Sometime in June, the U. S. Supreme Court will define marriage for us: a prospect that helps to define the moral mess we're in as a people. May gays marry gays, or do we, should we, will we stick with the ancient prescription -- one man, one woman?

Susan Stamper Brown | March 26, 2013

On a cold and snowy day in January a few years ago, I took a guided tour through the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.

Nathan Slaughter | March 26, 2013

The only people that make serious money in commodities trading are the brokers. They pocket hefty commissions from clients that speculate on gold, wheat, oil, cattle, lumber and even coffee. But that gravy train is ending.

Steve Deace | March 26, 2013

Back in January, I wrote a column for expressing my disappointment that Newt Gingrich appeared to be waving the white flag in defense of marriage.

Nicole Hudgens | March 26, 2013

Last year while on a road trip with somefriends, we turned on the radio with the windows rolled down and let our hairfly, something everyone should do when they have the chance. A song came onwith lyrics that included What do I stand for? The same song popped into myhead yesterday and made me think of the challenge I and my generation arefacing: What do we stand for?

Ransom Notes Radio | March 26, 2013

Cyprus decided to move forward with seizing bank deposits to fund a bailout. But how big of a deal is this? John Ransom also spoke with Andrew Langer from the Institute for Liberty about the nexus of Big Business and Big Government.

John Andrews | March 26, 2013

To get at the devil, says the young zealot Will Roper in “A Man for All Seasons,” Robert Bolt’s play, “I’d cut down every law in England.”

George Jarkesy | March 26, 2013

I have always had Ford Trucks and going on year 11 Bessie (My Ford F250) is part of the family and I am not alone. Now, just because I love Bessie, that’s not a reason to buy the stock. So let’s look at why Investors should take a look at Ford.

Night Watch | March 26, 2013

Xi and Putin signed a joint statement on "deepening the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership,"which laid out the priorities of future bilateral cooperation and called for a "new type of great-power relations in the international arena."

Larry Greenfield | March 26, 2013

California’s voters passed state law Proposition 22, in 2000, with 61 percent of the vote: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized.”

Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Byron York | March 25, 2013

If Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform, it will depend on the Obama administration to enforce the law. How might that work?

Katie McAuliffe | March 25, 2013

Retailers claim nationally that states could raise $23 billion in revenue if they collected Internet sales tax, and then they whine when taxpayers point out that it is a tax increase.

Matt Barber | March 25, 2013

This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two of the most critical cases of our time. On Tuesday, March 26, attorneys will make the pitch both for and against California’s Proposition 8. This, of course, is the Golden State’s pro-marriage amendment. It maintained the timeless definition of natural marriage as between man and wife.

Scottie Hughes | March 25, 2013

You are beginning to worry me. I am afraid you are losing touch with the people on whom your fame is based. I, after all, was one of your biggest supporters once. I am thrilled that you get invitations to go to NBA games, that you display your Chick-fil-A shirt, and that you go and support your daughter and her celebrity friends on Dancing with the Stars.

Rachel Alexander | March 25, 2013

The feminists have ratcheted up the laws against men to such an outrageous level that paternity fraud is not just ignored, but routinely rubber stamped by the courts. Whether one agrees with the concept of child support or not, virtually everyone can agree that jailing men for child support over children who are not theirs is morally wrong.

Rich Galen | March 25, 2013

I am in Manhattan because tonight is the first night of Passover and I will be at my aunt and uncle's house for the first night's Seder.

Phil Kerpen | March 25, 2013

Obamacare is falling apart before our eyes.

Gabriella Hoffman | March 25, 2013

The University of California system is living up to its reputation for being home to anti-Semitism.

Michael Brown | March 25, 2013

There was one particular testimony before the New Jersey Senate detailing the dangers of “gay conversion therapy” that was so riveting that it sounded like something taken straight out of a Hollywood script. It now appears that it was taken straight out of Hollywood. So, not only is the New Jersey Senate in danger of passing a terribly unfair, discriminatory bill, but the most compelling testimony presented appears to be a fabrication.

Paul Greenberg | March 25, 2013

Psst, pass it on. Tell the other slaves: We leave Egypt tonight.

Todd Starnes | March 25, 2013

CBS finally apologized Sunday night one week after the television show “Amazing Race” broadcast what critics called an “anti-American” segment that offended Vietnam War veterans.

Kurt Schlichter | March 25, 2013

It’s the easiest thing in the world to be a pessimist, and the least American. We’re optimists, and as tough as things are, as many skirmishes as we’ve lost, we haven’t lost this country to the left quite yet. If you had to choose between being them or us, you’d be crazy to choose being them. We’re going to win, and America is going to rise again.

Michael Barone | March 25, 2013

What parts of America have been growing during these years of sluggish economic growth? Answers come from comparing the Census Bureau's just-released estimates of metropolitan area populations in July 2012 with the results of the Census conducted in 2010.

Star Parker | March 25, 2013

We are now hearing the usual voices of protest in Detroit in the wake of Michigan governor Rick Snyder appointing an outside expert to take over financial management of the near-bankrupt city.

Katie Kieffer | March 25, 2013

Pause and reflect on this hypocrisy: The Department of Justice prosecutes young hackers who use computers to promote free speech while highly educated adults within the DOJ threaten to use lethal drone force against American citizens without due process. Which is worse?

Terry Paulson | March 25, 2013

Travelers sometimes stand in awe of nature's beauty or achievements in architecture or the arts. On this trip to Amsterdam, we were confronted with man's choice to do evil or to take a stand for faith and freedom. Choices often come with little warning, but they come to every man, woman, and child when liberty is attacked.

Bruce Bialosky | March 25, 2013

Cyprus, an island most people have forgotten exists, became the center of the world when they put forward a bizarre plan to solve their economic crisis. The leaders of Cyprus proposed a wealth tax that would take funds directly from people’s bank accounts.

John Ransom | March 25, 2013

Despite the farcical forecasts of government economists, Columbia journalism students, and assorted illiterate money scribblers of all varieties, this is not the best recession in the history of mankind, although history might dub it "The Greatest Recession."

Dan Holler | March 25, 2013

As with most conceptions, Obamacare was conceived behind closed doors. Unlike most conceptions though, there were many hands involved and lots of money tossed around. And but for the Immaculate Conception, it could have a larger impact than any other.

Shawn Mitchell | March 25, 2013

Self defense is all but illegal. "Call the Constable, lad. He'll file a report." Guns are rare, but violent crime is rampant.

Hal Scherz | March 25, 2013

The term “provider” has become part of the healthcare vernacular. Federal and state governments and the insurance companies have blurred the boundaries regarding who may do what.

Mark Baisley | March 25, 2013

This article is the first in a series on the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution.

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Doug Giles | March 24, 2013

Currently, there are four things that are really ticking me off.

Derek Hunter | March 24, 2013

The best thing President Obama ever did for his financial security was run for public office. A man of relatively moderate means who was able to afford his home in a wealthy Chicago neighborhood only because he got “help” from his good friend and convicted felon Tony Rezko, is now a multi-multi-millionaire.

Erik Telford | March 24, 2013

Are you comfortable with one of the world’s most powerful corporations recording and analyzing every email you send and receive, every document you open, the videos that you watch online, and your full search history?

Austin Hill | March 24, 2013

It has been federal for three years. It has brought chaos to the labor markets. It has cost people their livelihoods and it is more unpopular than ever.

Debra J. Saunders | March 24, 2013

In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama proclaimed, "Over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion." It's a claim that the president makes frequently.

John Ransom | March 24, 2013

Stealing is OK as long as each side gets their cut. This is the standard response that you give when anyone points out that your heroes don’t quite live up to the ideals that they supposedly embody: “Everyone does it.”

Sandra Fabry | March 24, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has become increasingly notorious for overstepping its authority.

Bob Beauprez | March 24, 2013

The problem is that Barack It's-Not-My-Fault Obama isn't willing to accept responsibility for his failed policies that have stalled, even worsened, the recovery he promised to lead.

Douglas MacKinnon | March 24, 2013

President Obama knows for a fact what many in the Republican Party — especially its "leadership" — fail to understand or acknowledge:

Marita Noon | March 24, 2013

Their losses haven’t made headline news—making them easy to miss, and the alliance is not likely to beat a hasty retreat, but looking at them added together, I see an opening for a breakthrough.

Morgan Brittany | March 24, 2013

I see the American people getting hammered by higher taxes and skyrocketing costs in everything from gas, food, health care and education while Obama and Biden gallivant all over the world on the taxpayers dime.

Lincoln Brown | March 24, 2013

In my unauthorized capacity do hereby extend the offer of asylum to any Coloradoans seeking same in the Beehive State, as their state slides toward Californiacation.

Michael Youssef | March 24, 2013

When evangelical preachers lose their way and turn their backs on biblical Christianity, why is it they end up in the Episcopal Church?

Paul Jacob | March 24, 2013

In several key states, GOP politicians are working together, moving heaven and earth, making sure that they shoot their party in the proverbial foot.

Steve Chapman | March 24, 2013

Some people should not be trusted with access to firearms. On that point almost everyone agrees, the only debate being where to draw the line.